Trail's MIDAS Lab receives 3D Metal Printer
Big news for the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology's MIDAS Lab in Trail as they're the first rural fabrication lab in Canada to house a 3D metal printer.
Research Lead at Selkirk College and KAST Board Member Jason Taylor says metal printing manafacturing is still fairly new in the industry, and can further assist industry partners like Teck and Celgar in development:
It can dramatically reduce costs for protyping by saving time, using less materials, and creating complex assemblies without welds, bolts, or assembling.
Taylor says the Rapidia 3D Metal Printer arrived January 6th, and speaks to the strong partership between the MIDAS facility, KAST, and appllied research at selkirk college.
The machine is reportedly 1 of 5 to first come off the assembly line.